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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR1952 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1952 visual magnitude is 4.95. Because of its moderate brightness, HR1952 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR1952:

HR1952 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 6°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1952

HR1952 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1952 are provided in the following table:

05h 40m 50s
-01° 07’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1952 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1952 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1952.

Visibility of HR1952 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR1952 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.1°
Max altitude: 37.4°
Azimuth: 268.9°
HR1952 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1952

The image below is a photograph of HR1952 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR1952 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1952 star
DSS2 image of HR1952. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1952 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1952 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1952 is distant 2,089.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

641.03 pc
2,089.74 ly
26 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1952

HR1952 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1952 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1952. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1952